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Persea thunbergii/Japanese Machilus, Tabunoki

Persea thunbergii / Persea thunbergii
Specimen tree
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Specimen tree

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Scientific Name: Persea thunbergii
Common Name: Japanese Machilus, Tabunoki
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: This evergreen tree native to Korea produces large leathery leaves and can have branches all the way to the ground, growing very much like an American holly and can become a large tree over time. It grows best in a moist, fertile soil and full sunlight, but can tolerate partial shade.